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Carve
18th December 2008, 09:28 PM
looking for prepaid iphones and noticed virgins price at $956

what was the fuss over the Optus prices then?

haydio
18th December 2008, 09:29 PM
We were selling 16gb unlocked from Telstra for $749 about 3 weeks ago at work. Bloody good price

dche5390
18th December 2008, 09:31 PM
$749 unlocked 16GB? How did I miss that!!?!

Carve
18th December 2008, 09:38 PM
WHA!?! $749

*mouth of floor*

WoWTopia
18th December 2008, 10:19 PM
We were selling 16gb unlocked from Telstra for $749 about 3 weeks ago at work. Bloody good price

keyword at WORK

tripwu
18th December 2008, 11:06 PM
forget about outright, your much better off getting a plan.

haydio
19th December 2008, 07:36 AM
At work, for customers.

(I work at The Good Guys)

Tragedies
19th December 2008, 08:52 AM
That's pretty damn low O-O Wonder why no one's really mentioned that before. :(

WoWTopia
19th December 2008, 10:18 AM
forget about outright, your much better off getting a plan.

or are you. you can't say that yet u have to have the phone for 2 years first

stevejay
19th December 2008, 11:08 AM
forget about outright, your much better off getting a plan.

A heavy user is, a light user may well be better off unlocked and prepaid.

haydio
19th December 2008, 06:51 PM
It was only at our store and we only had a few of them

tripwu
20th December 2008, 12:28 PM
or are you. you can't say that yet u have to have the phone for 2 years first

well, the outright cost is equal to about 1 year's worth of the virgin $70 plan, which gives you $520 calls and 1gb data per month.

DeKa
20th December 2008, 01:14 PM
forget about outright, your much better off getting a plan.

Not if your employer pays for all your mobile call and data costs at better rates than an "iPhone plan" will give you... you need an outright one then.

tripwu
20th December 2008, 01:20 PM
Not if your employer pays for all your mobile call and data costs at better rates than an "iPhone plan" will give you... you need an outright one then.

fair enough, which prepaid provider gives you a better call rate?

DeKa
20th December 2008, 10:04 PM
fair enough, which prepaid provider gives you a better call rate?

The *only* prepaid that just beats my company's corporate rate is Virgin Beancounter (but they charge a flagfall).

Back on topic though tripwu, Carve was after an outright phone to put his prepaid SIM in.

iCameron
20th December 2008, 10:10 PM
forget about outright, your much better off getting a plan.

- Some people dont qualify for phone contracts
- Some people want to sell on ebay (to US customers)
- Some people have the cash but cannot go on a plan, due to the fact they are under-18
- Coperate people who want the phone
- People already stuck in contracts with other providers and want an iPhone

Im sure there's heaps of other reasons... Most of them involving "Some people"

moldor
20th December 2008, 10:30 PM
looking for prepaid iphones and noticed virgins price at $956

what was the fuss over the Optus prices then?

Given that you need to put it on some sort of plan, including data, currently Virgin's $70 plan is the best value - for an extra $4/mo you get a new 16Gb handset - that's $96 for an iPhone over 24 months !!!

tripwu
20th December 2008, 10:38 PM
yep I've got 2 iphones on the $74 virgin deal, very happy with the price and service.

If you can manage to get the plan, your much better off.